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New vice deans named for School of Arts, Design and Architecture

08.04.2014 Professor Teemu Leinonen, D.A., and Head of Research Ossi Naukkarinen, Ph.D., have been named as Vice Deans of the School of Arts, Design and Architecture.Their terms begin on 1 May 2014.

Short documentary screened at the International Festival of Films on Art

25.03.2014 Le Pavilion de la Finlande à l’exposition universelle de 1900 à Paris, a short documentary film about this legendary landmark in the history of art and design has been screened in the Horizons official programme at the 32nd FIFA, International Festival of Films on Art.

The Pattern Lab course thrives on passion for patterns

21.03.2014 The significance for young students of the Pattern Lab study project – which concentrates on pattern design – is immense. The readiness for entrepreneurship accumulated during the course has encouraged many to establish their own businesses.

Susanna Pettersson appointed to the Aalto University Board

25.02.2014 Susanna Pettersson (Ph.D., born 1966), Director of the Finnish Institute in London, has been appointed a member of the Aalto University Board as of 1 March 2014.

Aalto University involved in Cape Town, the World Design Capital 2014

24.02.2014 The University takes the WDC Helsinki 2012 legacy further by taking projects and an exhibition to Cape Town.

Finnish photographic art extensively on display in Madrid

14.02.2014 The ARCOmadrid art fair brings photographic artists from the Gallery Taik Persons and the Helsinki School to the Spanish capital in February 2014.

Finnish textile art heads for Paris

11.02.2014 Aalto University’s design students are about to introduce their Pattern Lab ’14 collection to a worldwide audience.

Textile Artist of the Year award to Maarit Salolainen

07.02.2014 Professor and textile artist Maarit Salolainen was chosen as Textile Artist of the Year at the Designers 2014 seminar on 7 February 2014 at the Bio Rex cinema in Helsinki.

Ariel Bustamante starts as a new Artist-in-Residence

21.01.2014 Bustamante`s works bring out other forms of listening.

New honorary members for the School of Arts, Design and Architecture

13.01.2014 Each year people who have worked with special distinction on behalf of the School of Arts, Design and Architecture, and for the benefit of the fields of culture, industrial art and architecture, are invited as honorary members of the school.

Anna Valtonen appointed Dean of the School of Arts, Design and Architecture

29.11.2013 Professor Anna Valtonen has been appointed Dean of Aalto University’s School of Arts, Design and Architecture and a member of the university’s Management Team. She will begin her five-year term of office on 1 March 2014, when Helena Hyvönen comes to the end of her term as dean.

Aalto University's Wood Program and the MFA in South Korea

12.11.2013 Aalto University's Wood Program and the Museum of Finnish Architecture opened an exhibition at the Seoul Museum of Art in South Korea presenting 22 examples of experimental wooden architecture from Finland as part of the 'Nordic Passion' program on architecture and design from the Nordic countries.

Helsinki School on display at world's largest photography fair in Paris

11.11.2013 The Helsinki School, run by the Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture, is again taking part in the world's largest exhibition of photographic art, which will be held in the glass exhibition hall of the historic Grand Palais in Paris on 14 - 17 November, 2013.

Jussi Kantonen's 'Moduuli' wins School of Arts, Design and Architecture website design competition

07.11.2013 A competition was held to find a new concept for the School of Arts, Design and Architecture website.

Nordic design schools to be introduced in Shanghai

29.10.2013 Aalto University will be presenting its wellbeing design solutions at the Nordic Design and Innovation Week in Shanghai on 1–10 November. The aim is to bring the image of the Nordic countries as experts and innovators of design and sustainable development into a sharper focus.

Professional ethics important throughout the design process

22.10.2013 A designer’s work must be based on originality. The School of Arts, Design and Architecture tackled a topical issue by arranging a seminar discussing the teaching of professional ethics in design, ethical practices in the sector and copyright legislation.

Students' Pattern Lab'14 collection tests its wings on the world stage

22.10.2013 Master's degree students at the School of Arts, Design and Architecture are taking their recently completed Pattern Lab'14 collection out into the world. The sales of the collection to companies in Finland and Sweden begin in October. In February 2014, a group of students will go to the Première Vision show in Paris to exhibit and sell their collection to international companies.

Architecture students working with the City of Pori

21.10.2013 As part of their coursework, students from Aalto University's Department of Architecture are designing a new neighbourhood in Pori, as well as homes and green spaces and a jazz club, which they are working on in collaboration with the Pori Jazz association. The areas of interest are the Karjaranta area and a new housing fair area which is still at the design stage.

Reorganisation of School of Arts, Design and Architecture activity in Pori

26.09.2013 Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture is in discussions on possible reorganisation of its functions in the University Consortium of Pori. As a result of the Aalto University degree reform, the Master’s Degree Programmes in Visual Culture and Creative Business Management (CBM), which have a combined total of 78 students, will be suspended in their current forms in autumn 2014.

Aalto University’s screenwriting research presented in the United States

06.09.2013 Teachers and researchers of the Department of Film, Television and Scenography, Marja-Riitta Koivumäki, Raija Talvio and Riikka Pelo presented their research at the 6th conference on screenwriting research held this year at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

President Teeri challenged political parties to make education and research an election theme

03.09.2013 Aalto University held its opening ceremony for the academic year on 3 September at the Töölö Campus.

Japanese art on the issues of time and eternity

26.08.2013 Tuula Moilanen, Graphic Artist, studied two abstract concepts in her dissertation – how ’time’ and ‘eternity’ appear in the depictions of Japanese woodblock prints and in the production process itself.

Theatre goes movies brings movies to the theatre

14.08.2013 On 21 August, the Helsinki Triptych, a collection of three movies produced as a collaboration between three famous theatres, Ryhmäteatteri, KOM-teatteri and Viirus, will premiere as part of the annual Helsinki Festival.

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